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Asus S400CA 2 Core Intel Core I3 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Notebook PCs built by Asus are some of the better notebook PCs according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Has a Touchscreen

The Asus S400CA has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA do not have a touchscreen.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Asus S400CA has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Asus laptop has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This Asus notebook PC also has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus S400CA does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The Asus S400CA is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest internal memory of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus S400CA is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400CA have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Asus S400CA has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 44 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400CA. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the S400CA is 50Wh.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 500GB and the biggest is 1TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the S400CA.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Asus S400CA

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this laptop was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Asus S400CA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This Asus portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an AMD E processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus S400CA has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the S400CA.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Asus S400CA has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Asus S400CA has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S400CA.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Asus S400CA has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the S400CA.

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HDD Storage Media

The Asus S400CA has an HDD storage media which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage media. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

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Memory
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
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Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(45)
7 August 2013

Easily mistaken for a boring run-of-the-mill laptop, the ASUS VivoBook is an affordable option with a range of extra features. For a start, it has a touchscreen, is only 2cm thick, has a large... Read more…

29 July 2013

Like its bigger screen sibling, the more affordable S400CA walks the same path of very good build quality and fairly good performance. The touchscreen has added a bit of bulk to the entire...

17 July 2013

The ASUS S400CA is a very good performer in all regular computing tasks, thanks to its Core i7 CPU with sufficient RAM and hybrid drive system. However, its display quality is nothing to write...

8 May 2013

Great if you need a lightweight touchscreen ultraportable laptop, but a little underpowered for the money...

24 February 2013

The ASUS VivoBook S400C offers plenty of value for money, especially if you can find it for just over $800. It has a strong CPU, good storage, a decent touchscreen and keyboard and a good range of...

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User Reviews

(138)
Reviewed 7 February 2013 by Ryan9999
Ryan9999 would recommend the Asus VivoBook S400CA

I read a lot of reviews about ASUS laptops before this purchase and my biggest concern was in a lot of those reviews, people complained about wireless issues. Being an IT professional, I wasn't... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2013 by Anonymous

Be warned. I'm not the one to give bad reviews, but I felt compelled to do so with this one. The laptop was great out of the box, a clean stylish look with a quality build. The keyboard is one of... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2013 by Patrick R.
(Verified Purchase)

If you are considering this, BUY IT ALREADY, and opportunity like this is rare where price, performance and quality merge into a great Windows 8 experience - This is spotlights Windows 8 and was... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2013 by Computerbrain11
Computerbrain11 would recommend the Asus VivoBook S400CA

I've got to say as I'm writing this review I am not a satisfied customer but my faults with it could just be with my particular PC. I guess I'll start with the good. The build quality is... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Jason W.
(Verified Purchase)

Great boot/app drive. Highly recommend the asrock z97 extreme6/ac motherboard if you want two m.2 drives and want to boot to them in Windows. Tip on install make sure you copy win8.1 to a USB so... Read more…

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